Aldrich - Answered a Question by Parkinson (28 Sep 08 18:13)

....so......

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to Aldrich (28 Sep 08 21:07)

Well said, A of N. What's your point person from Blackpool? ... Neil.

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Macro - replied to Neil & Ida Down (28 Sep 08 21:21)

"person from blackpool"? You are a very well educated and knowledgeable person Neil. As such, should one always, so readily, jump to conclusions? I did'nt.

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to Macro (28 Sep 08 21:43)

Come on Mrs. M. You tell me what conclusion I jumped to. I stated an opinion as to A of N's comment and asked a question of the questioner. You know I hate being controvertial and I never express opinions about French companies. ..Regards as ever, ... Neil.

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parkinson - replied to Neil & Ida Down (29 Sep 08 00:28)

No 'point' as such. I know banks outsource business to overseas countries but was not aware Thomsons did. Just seems odd that ticket enquires have to be dealt with from so many thousands of miles away - does not seem fair and is frustrating for the consumer when trying to find out information. Incidentally, how come people think I am racilist (or is it a band-wagon to jump on). Impossible for me to be racilist with my mixture.

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Macro - replied to Aldrich (28 Sep 08 21:07)

I have never booked with thompson so I cannot answer the question however, one may hope that Parkinson feels that as the company appears to be british, they are supporting Britain and British jobs by buying British and therefore are dissppointed to see their money support another countries workers. Your "so" appears to give the impression that you might feel Parkinson's remarks are possibly racist? I hope that is not your immediate assumption. Call centres in the UK provide jobs often in places where jobs are slim on the ground. They are also a huge employer of women both part and full time and often are the means of keeping a family afoat. The jobs in India seem mainly to go to young graduates at the start of their careers. If we as a country had spent more time supporting UK workers and british based businesses, then perhaps we would not have lost our manufacturing base. Even now our nuclear power plants have been sold off and the money they will make will go to benefit our beloved neighbours 'in France'. There is nothing wrong in being patriotic, ask the Americans, French et al.

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Macro - replied to Macro (28 Sep 08 21:48)

Update. A german company Preussag AG, who used to own Thomas Cook now owns Thomsons Travel.

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Mclinden - Answered a Question by Parkinson (28 Sep 08 21:06)

All this person wants to know is are Thomson Cruises call centre in india. Thats all. There is no "so" about it!

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to Mclinden (28 Sep 08 21:27)

Yes there is a "so " about it! How can you assume that all this person wants to know is are Thomson Cruises call centre in India, do you read minds as well being so emphatic? ... Neil.

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Macro - replied to Neil & Ida Down (28 Sep 08 21:55)

My husband tells me that you are using a method ascribed to in news groups and called "Flaming".

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